Yes, boo rods are incredible. Started out on boo as a child learning to fish, but then the 70's came in and graphite was the new shiny thing to have. So graphite played the role for many years until recently I got into fiberglass. Well, where does fiberglass lead a person? Bamboo. Full circle.
The reason you're losing less fish Breathegood is because the way the natural product, boo, reacts when a fish is hooked. The whole component is different than graphite and the whole rod absorbs the load with the fish on. Like you said, "constant pressure". That's the best way I can describe it. I'm not too technical, so therefore I fish.
Graphite is great, and it isn't going away, fiberglass is coming back strong. But bamboo was, and is, and always will be the top of the game.
I'm glad you're into it as well Breathegood.